Nick Kyrgios, currently ranked 26th in the world, has yet to step foot on the court this year and has officially withdrawn from the Rome Masters. The Australian tennis player has been grappling with a knee injury for several months, which forced him to sit out the latter part of last season and kept him sidelined for the initial four months of 2023.
Last year, Kyrgios made a promise to his girlfriend that he would participate in the French Open, as she had expressed her desire to visit Paris. Speculations suggest that he is well on his way to fulfilling that commitment.
Following his knee injury at the end of the previous season, Nick Kyrgios opted for surgery in order to recuperate. Initially, he had contemplated making a comeback at the Australian Open but had a change of heart. In 2022, he reached the final of Wimbledon, where he succumbed to Novak Djokovic, marking the pinnacle of his career. Despite his exceptional talent, Kyrgios has yet to crack the top 10, an unexpected circumstance that many believed would be resolved soon. However, only time will tell.
A year ago, Kyrgios publicly announced his decision to compete in the French Open in 2023, stating, “I will play at Roland Garros because my fiancée wishes to visit Paris.” Recent rumors suggest that an insider from the ATP has disclosed that the Australian player is close to honoring his promise. It is worth noting that Kyrgios has a particular aversion to playing on clay and has not participated in the Roland Garros tournament since 2017.
It remains to be seen whether Nick will confirm these reports publicly and, more importantly, whether he will partake in any tournaments prior to the French Open, which is scheduled to take place from May 28th to June 11th. Possible options for his return to the court could include competing in Geneva or even Lyon.
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